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DOD Project of the Year 2019

PXiSE tech featured in winning 2019/2020 DOD project

Partner Raytheon’s Advanced Phasor-based Control of Energy Storage Microgrids project was selected for the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)’s Project of the Year for both 2019 and 2020.

This project studied the use of Li-ion Energy Storage Systems (ESS) coupled with advanced phasor-based microgrid control technology to improve the economics, reliability and performance of Department of Defense (DoD) installation microgrids. A combination of techno-economic and reliability analysis was performed for conceptual energy storage enhanced microgrids at five different DoD installations.

The project team considered Li-ion ESS, with sizes ranging from 100 kW to over 3000 kW, and durations ranging from 1-6 hrs of total storage. The ESS, as well as other components in the microgrid, were controlled by PXiSE’s phasor-based microgrid controls. Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop (C-HIL) testing was conducted to evaluate PXiSE’s software performance based upon IEEE 2030.8 Microgrid Controller Testing standard requirements.

Project website

Case study: Maximizing Military Microgrid Efficiencies